Middlebury takes two NESCAC awards as Winslow is player of the year, Mandigo top coach

Maddie Winslow led the Middlebury offense and was rewarded as the NESCAC Player of the Year for 2015-16 (photo: Will Costello/Middlebury Athletics).

The NESCAC women’s conference handed out three individual awards Tuesday, in addition to announcing its pair of All-Conference Teams.

Middlebury sophomore forward Maddie Winslow potted 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points and was named Player of the Year.

Winlsow’s coach, Bill Mandigo, took home Coach of the Year laurels for the third time in 28 years behind the Panthers bench after guiding the squad to a 18-4-3 overall record and 13-0-3 mark in league play. He also won the award in 2004 and 2011.

The conference’s Rookie of the Year is Connecticut College forward Jordan Cross, who led all rookies in scoring with 12 points on six goals and six assists in 16 NESCAC games.

2015-16 First Team All-NESCAC

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Ari BourqueFSr.Bowdoin
Alex ToupalFSo.Amherst
Maddie WinslowFSo.Middlebury
Julie BeattieDJr.Connecticut College
Caitlyn RyanDJr.Amherst
Katherine ChesterGJr.Connecticut College

2015-16 Second Team All-NESCAC

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Hannah BartlettFSr.Hamilton
Erin MartinFSr.Amherst
Jessica YoungFSo.Middlebury
Sara TaffeDJr.Hamilton
Julia WardwellDSr.Middlebury
Sam WaltherGSo.Hamilton


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